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Schubert, Sibelius, & Grieg / Persson, Vignoles

Persson / Vignoles
Release Date: 06/05/2012 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 52   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertEdvard GriegJean Sibelius
Performer:  Miah PerssonRoger VignolesRichard Hosford
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Famed for her highly intelligent performances and deep engagement with music, Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand throughout the world. She returned to Wigmore Hall last February with internationally renowned accompanist Roger Vignoles to perform a wonderfully emotive and dramatic programme.

Opening with some of the most celebrated Schubert Lieder, Persson revealed a refined interpretation of each song, searching deep within the texts to convey emotions from agony to ecstasy. With great passion, Persson then entered the Scandinavian sound world to complete her programme with Grieg’s stormy Six Songs and a beautiful collection of Sibelius’s most evocative settings.

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'Gretchen am Spinnrade' is a model of how a middle-weight voice can scale the song's peaks thanks to an inner conviction and trusting how the notes and words can shoulder the dramatic weight. So beautiful is her enunciation in the Swedish-language Sibelius songs that you could take phonetic dictation. The Grieg songs show signs of vocal tiring. In 'Die verschwiegene Nachtigall', though, one can hardly imagine a more alluring nightingale song.

– Gramophone

A lovely, beautifully balanced recital. In an opening Schubert set, Persson, for all the natural brightness of her voice, achieves the right aching heaviness in Lied der Mignon, and a beguiling sense of gentle repose in Du bist die Ruh.”

– Sunday Times Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suleika no 1, D 720 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
2.
Ganymed, D 544/Op. 19 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Gesänge (4) aus Wilhelm Meister, D 877/Op. 62: no 4, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4.
Rastlose Liebe, D 138/Op 51 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815/1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5.
Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118/Op. 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965/Op. 129 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Richard Hosford (Clarinet), Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Songs (6), Op. 48 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Runeberg Songs (7), Op. 13: no 4, Spring is flying by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11.
Songs (5), Op. 37: no 1, First kiss by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
12.
Songs (5), Op. 37: no 4, Was it a dream? by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13.
Songs (6), Op. 36: no 4, Sigh, sedges, sigh by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
14.
Songs (5), Op. 37: no 5, Maiden's tryst by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Roger Vignoles (Piano), Miah Persson ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
15.
Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Miah Persson (), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/16/2011 
Venue:  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 

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